Peter Catalano

ABOUT PETER

Peter’s life and legal career are rooted in his fundamental belief in standing up for those who are vulnerable and in need of someone in their corner to fight for them. It is this belief that has driven Peter to focus his nearly 30-year legal career on representing individuals throughout Central New York who have been injured or killed by someone else’s negligence. He has decades of experience negotiating and litigating with insurance companies on behalf of injured people and their families to help them obtain the justice they deserve.

Peter’s number one priority is ensuring that each client is able to focus on recovering while he works to ensure they receive the best possible results.You can feel comfortable focusing on your recovery and putting your case in Peter’s hands. He has successfully handled a wide variety of cases involving automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, premises liability, worksite injuries, dog bites, products liability, and other catastrophic injury cases throughout his twenty-eight years of practicing law. This success is reflected in the multi-million dollar settlements/verdicts he has obtained for individuals and their families and numerous awards.

Peter is native of Syracuse and has spent his entire legal career representing those who have been wronged in Central New York. He is married and has five children that he greatly enjoys spending time with. He also enjoys spending his free time weight-training and trapshooting. Peter is on the board of directors at the DeWitt Fish and Game Club Inc. and Bridgeport Rod and Gun. Peter participates in the club’s weekly trap leagues, as well as New York State trap shooting competitions. Peter has won several competitions and was the 2016 High Gun Champion representing DeWitt Fish and Game Club.

Peter enjoys supporting local charities and organizations throughout Central New York including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Multiple Sclerosis Resources of Central New York and Catholic Churches in both Madison and Onondaga Counties.


  • Albany Law School at Union University, J.D. 1991
  • St. Bonaventure University, B.A., 1988
  • Benefactor, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of CNY
  • Board Member, Dewitt Fish and Game
  • Parishioner, Immaculate Conception Church
  • Married father of five
  • Keynote Speaker for NYS Bar Association
  • Featured Speaker at Syracuse University School of Law
  • Guest Lecturer at Colgate University, The Boundaries of Science and the Law, Spring 2013